In nearly 3 out of 5 married families with children, both parents work. It’s time for workplace policies that allow for more work-life balance. Tune in Monday for the Summit on Working Families → WorkingFamiliesSummit.org #FamiliesSucceed

“Family leave, childcare, workplace flexibility, a decent wage—these are not frills, they are basic needs.” —President Obama at the Working Families Summit on helping more #FamiliesSucceed

Jason Butkowski, a New Jersey dad, on how paid leave made a huge difference for his family. Jason’s twin children were born at 28 weeks — and as a result, spent 69 days in neonatal intensive care. Thanks to New Jersey’s paid family leave law, Jason and his wife Christie were able to take needed time off to care for their children. But for millions of parents, paid family leave is not an option. Find out more — and get involved — at www.familyvaluesatwork.org.

“The day that Jack and Ava were born, we had nothing. No baby shower, no cribs, no names…they were born a little over two and a half months early. We spent 69 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit…and had time to get all the essentials together before they came home. Because New Jersey has paid family leave, we were able to focus on their needs for the first six months, and didn’t have to worry about losing a paycheck.” —Jason Butkowski, a New Jersey dad, on how paid leave made a huge difference for his family WorkingFamiliesSummit.org #WorkingFamilies

Working Families Summit

Ann O’Leary, Vice President and Director, Children and Families Program, Next Generation speaks as part of a panel on The California Experience and the Business Case for Working Family Policy at The Department of Labor Regional Forum in San Francisco as part of the White House Summit on Working Families in the Milton Marks Auditorium, San Francisco, California

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Catt Choput, 22 yrs old, asks Betsey Stevenson, President’s Council of Economic Advisors a question about how to balance family life with her career goals to run for public office sometime in the future

US Department of Labor Women’s Bureau in Boston hosted the DOL Regional Forum on Working Families Boston – The White House Summit on Working Families

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Margaret Rowley, SEIU and home care worker tells her story at The Department of Labor Regional Forum in San Francisco as part of the White House Summit on Working Families in the Milton Marks Auditorium, San Francisco, California.

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Jody Greenstone Miller, Founder and CEO, Busniess Talent Group speaks on a panel on The California Experience and the Business Case for Working Family Policy at The Department of Labor Regional Forum in San Francisco as part of the White House Summit on Working Families in the Milton Marks Auditorium, San Francisco, California